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Gay Australia Great Barrier Reef Scuba Vacation on the page http://www.underseax.com/gay-scuba-trips/greatbarrierreef.html


2008 Heron Island Gay Scuba Group

Heron Island Resort
Six Nights on the
Great Barrier Reef

March 6-12, 2023

From $2995 per diver, six nights, meals,
five days diving, double occupancy

Suite Upgrades Available

Immerse yourself in one of the world's most spectacular reef destinations!

Heron Island is a true coral cay, located right on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of brilliant coral with beautifully colored marine life. At this World Heritage-listed Marine National Park, all flora and fauna are protected, so the island is a nature lover's paradise where the emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. Stress is replaced by a sense of adventure and days are filled with discovery.

Heron Island is world famous for its fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. Experience some of Australia's best dive spots - more than 30 dive sites are available, half of which are only 15 minutes away due to the island's location right atop the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Heron also offers many activities for non-divers such as guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises and private beach picnics. An amazing array of animal and bird life can be discovered throughout the year, such as the delightful Green and Loggerhead turtles, nesting during our visit.

At Heron Island, you won't see any buildings above the treeline, as the resort has been thoughtfully designed to blend with the surrounding environment. We've reserved a variety of room packages for our group of no more than 16 divers:

           Beachside Room       $2995 Spacious partial ocean view room
           Wistari Suite               $3195 Garden view with A/C
           Point Suite                  $3495 Reef view upgrade with A/C
           Beach House              $3795 Luxury upgrade with A/C

Learn more about the room types here. Beachside Rooms are cooled by natural sea breezes, while Wistari and Point Suites and the Beach House are air-conditioned.

You will need to have dived within the 12 months prior to this expedition, or be prepared to make a checkout dive. Additionally, all divers must complete a Diver Registration Form along with their reservation, and be aware that medications and conditions such as high blood pressure would need to be evaluated by a Queensland medical professional to determine fitness for diving.

All rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars. Special rates for Australia and New Zealand residents available - contact us for details.

Our Package Includes:

  • Six nights at Heron Island Resort (double occupancy)
  • Five days of three boat dives daily (Tuesday-Saturday)
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Breakfast, lunch (salad or sandwich), and two-course dinner daily at resort
  • Transfers to/from Gladstone aboard Heron Islander ferry
  • Room taxes
  • Tanks, weights and weight belt

Not Included: Airfare, rental gear, instruction, items of a personal nature, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages other than at welcome cocktail party.

Getting There:
Plan to arrive in Gladstone, Queensland (GLT) no later than 8 am on Monday, March 6.

It's simple to fly to Gladstone (GLT) from Brisbane (BNE) early on the morning of Monday, March 6 on QantasLink or Virgin Australia.

Suggested hotel in Brisbane on the night of Sunday, March 5 is either the Pullman Brisbane Airport or Ibis Brisbane Airport, both just steps from the domestic terminal from where your flight to Gladstone departs the next morning. Alternatively, you can arrive in Gladstone on the evening of March 5 and overnight there.

The Heron Islander ferry departs from Gladstone Marina at 9:30 am, and takes about two hours to arrive at Heron Island. Please take seasickness medication several hours before boarding!

On Sunday, March 12, the Heron Islander ferry returns to Gladstone in the mid-afternoon. Please book your flight from Gladstone back to Brisbane for no earlier than 4:45 pm. You can continue your travels to elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand or back home after 8 pm that evening.

March 5, 2023


Arrive Brisbane (BNE) and overnight at hotel


March 6

VA 1707 or QF 1786

Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT), then transfer by ferry to Heron Island

Arrive by 8 am

3/6/23 - 3/12/23
  Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

March 12

VA 1718 or QF 2339

Return Gladstone to Brisbane

Depart no earlier than 16:45 p.m.

March 12 or later


Continue from Brisbane (BNE) on to elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand, or depart for home

After 20:00 p.m. on March 12

From North America, there are non-stop flights to Brisbane from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Feel free to use miles to book your international flights. Please allow at least three hours at LAX or SFO to make connections with other North American cities in either direction.

Deposit of $750 is due upon booking to hold space. Second payment of $750 due at 120 days.
Balance due 90 days prior to departure.

Queensland Beach Helicopter

Arrive at Heron Island by helicopter! $300 one-way or $525 round-trip. Your luggage will travel by ferry while you enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. What an amazing way to see the Reef!

Photo courtesy Tourism Australia

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